Global Energy Policy: Trends and Technologies You Should Know About

Christopher Guith - Senior Vice President of the US Chamber of Commerce Global Energy Institute

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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Global Energy Institute exists to unify policymakers, regulators, business leaders, and the American public behind a common sense energy strategy to help keep America secure, prosperous, and clean.

We sat down with Christopher Guith to get a sense for the global energy landscape - what do business owners need to know about energy policy, and how can education respond to emerging trends and technologies in the energy sector?

In this episode:

  • How aspirational policy can hurt more than help
  • Why the U.S. needs a diverse energy portfolio
  • Misconceptions around nuclear technology, and what you should know instead
  • How national security and national energy are intertwined
  • Emerging breakthroughs in alternative energy solutions

3 Big Takeaways from this episode:

  1. The U.S. needs a common sense energy strategy: Global initiatives to for a clean energy future are important, but all too often, aspirational policy gets too far ahead of what technology is able to handle. Christopher calls out these challenges and defines the need for a diverse energy portfolio, especially in the United States. Businesses looking to a more clean energy strategy will benefit from these insights.
  2. National energy policy and national security are intertwined: In recent decades, the United States has too-heavily relied on countries like China for energy. We discuss why it's so important to national security that the U.S. develops the capacity to mine and process minerals for next-gen technology, like EV cars and to produce more of our energy domestically.
  3. The energy sector is innovating rapidly, but there's still a long way to go: Did you know we're only 50% of the way to having the technology to power a carbon-neutral world? Advancements are being made in areas like hydrogen power and nuclear fusion, technology prices are going down, but there are still numerous challenges to solving the clean energy problem. We dive into some of these challenges and innovations, and what they mean for businesses and consumers alike.


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